July 22, 2016

NYSUT members to serve as delegates to Democratic convention

Source: NYSUT Media Relations
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Caption: NYSUT President Karen E. Magee met with Secretary Hillary Clinton at the AFT convention in Minneapolis earlier this week.

ALBANY, N.Y. July 22, 2016 - Twenty-two members of New York State United Teachers, including President Karen E. Magee, will serve as delegates to next week’s Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

The NYSUT delegates - representing current and retired educators, as well as higher education faculty - form one of the largest blocks in New York’s convention delegation.

The NYSUT delegation includes supporters of Secretary Clinton and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.

The American Federation of Teachers and National Education Association - NYSUT’s two national affiliates - endorsed Clinton’s run for the White House.

“This has been an exciting year, with incredible energy and passion for two stellar supporters of public education, organized labor and a better future for working Americans all across our nation,” said Magee, a Hillary Clinton delegate. “I look forward to witnessing Democrats coming together in unity and nominating Hillary Clinton, then continuing our work to elect her president of the United States in November.”

To see Karen E. Magee's tweets from the convention floor, follow @KarenMageeNYSUT.

New York State United Teachers is a statewide union with more than 600,000 members in education, human services and health care. NYSUT is affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers, the National Education Association and the AFL-CIO.

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